Sicily: culture and conquest
British Museum Press, 2016. First Edition, Softcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. 9780714122892 Clean bright pages, slight wear to jacket edges. This book, which accompanies the Sicily exhibition at the British Museum, contains both a visual record of the exhibition, and a scholarly text on the history and archaeology of ancient and medieval Sicily. The illustrations are beautifully reproduced and are a pleasure to look at, while the text provides a historical narrative combined with analysis of the many challenges that faced the island’s rulers. For anyone interested in the subject, this book is an essential resource. The result of four years’ collaboration between the BM with their counter-parts at the Sicilian Region’s Beni Culturali, this is a rare project, the output of which will be a reference point for years to come. As in the exhibition, the book concentrates upon the two periods of greatest achievement in Sicily, that of the Greeks (c. 734-241 BC) and the Normans (1061-1194 AD). In outline it spans some 4000 years from the earliest settlers to when the Phoenicians and Greeks established their settlements in the eighth century BC, through the eras of the Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans. It ends with the death of the Emperor Frederick II, who was also King of Sicily, in 1250. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; ISBN/EAN: 9780714122892. Inventory No: dscf9127.
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Keywords: BZDB229 History; Sicily culture and conquest Dirk Booms